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Society and its metaphors

language, social theory and social structure

by JosГ© LГіpez

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Published by Continuum in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social structure.,
  • Social sciences -- Philosophy.,
  • Sociolinguistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJosé López.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM706 .L673 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination186 p. ;
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3706779M
    ISBN 100826463843, 0826463851
    LC Control Number2003277393
    OCLC/WorldCa51234981

      Metaphors are not just for poets - they're everywhere in our everyday language. And they shape the way we view the :// Metaphors are often used by sociologists. Footnote 1 They are part of its paradigms and concepts as well as the language that is used in sociological articles and monographs. While the role of metaphors in sociology has been discussed in a few writings, most of these are somewhat dated (e.g. Meadows ; Stein ; Nisbet , ; Brown , ).

      A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. It may provide (or obscure) clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas. Metaphors are often compared with other types of figurative language, such as antithesis, hyperbole, metonymy and simile. One of the most commonly cited examples of a metaphor in English Here’s a list of twenty metaphors and the meanings behind them. If you’re interested in learning more about using metaphors, try an online course in metaphors. 1. pound gorilla. The idea behind the pound gorilla metaphor is that a person or organization has enough power and strength behind it to crush any competition in its ://

      Alternate Metaphors from Social Constructivism John R. Pannabecker In technology education, teaching about technology and society has usu-ally been embedded in the notion of technological impacts on society. Refer-ences to the impacts of technology on society are pervasive in the literature of technology :// But most are much more basic than that – they’re “metaphors we live by”, metaphors we use without even realizing we’re using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the ://


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Sontag's project in this essay is more focused than in the earlier Our fundamental concern is indeed the transfer itself~ its prospects and its limits. Looking at possible functions of metaphors is one approach to under­ standing and elucidating sentiments about them.

The papers in this volume illustrate, by quite different examples, three basic functions of metaphors: illustrative, heuristic~ and ://   theory of its failings, but the extent to which it was a product of its time might make us more reflective about the origins of our current theories and prescriptions.2 Modernization theory had three defining characteristics.

First, it saw modernization (defined as a list of things that happened to a society) as the goal of social change in ~sociolog/pdf/ She concludes that "not all metaphors applied to illnesses and their treatment are equally unsavory and distorting" (p. 94). The metaphor she is most anxious to see eliminated is the military metaphor, both on an illness level (illness invades the person) and a societal level (social problems invade society)." -- Publisher ://   Writers use literary metaphors to evoke an emotional response or paint a vivid picture.

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As Susan Sontag argued in her book Illness as Metaphor and Aids and Its Metaphors, when disease ‘becomes adjectival’, its horror ‘is imposed on other 1 day ago  Amid the COVID-9 pandemic, the Winnipeg Humane Society is making some changes to its used book and DVD sale in order to make it compliant with public health ://   Metaphors are not just decorative rhetorical devices that make speech pretty.

They are fundamental tools for thinking about the world and acting on the world. The language we use to make a better world matters; words matter; metaphors matter. Words have consequences - ethical, social and legal ones, as well as political and economic ones.

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